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Memorial to William L. Sigmon

William L. Sigmon

Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Date of Death: May 25, 1971
Rank: Officer
Age: 34
Years of Service: 13
Marital Status: Married
Children: Two
Location of Death: 5185 MacArthur Boulevard, NW


On May 25, 1971, two suspects robbed the Savings and Loan on MacArthur Blvd., NW and fled on foot. Officers Sigmon and Swartz were in the rear of the bank and gave chase to the suspects. As the suspects ran up a steep flight of stairs, the officers engaged them in a gunfight. Officer Sigmon was able to wound one suspect three times, before the other suspect, Lawrence Caldwell, shot him once in with a .45 caliber handgun. Officer Sigmon was shot in the heart and died on the scene.

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